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Marvin Wolf talks bankruptcy In April 2013 in an interview with

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I authored a chapter on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Strategies for Aspatore Books (a division of Thomson-Reuters West Publishing) in May 2012. UPDATE:  I also completed a chapter for their updated 2014 Edition.

I was cited in an article in USAToday in June 2011 regarding debt problems of the retired and elderly.

I was quoted in the Daily Business Review on March 3, 2011 ( regarding the increase in bankruptcy filings.

I was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal article on bankruptcy by Mary Pat Gallagher on February 24, 2011.

I was interviewed on January 5, 2009 by Nora Lockwood Tooher for Lawyers USA - "Boom Time for Bankruptcy Lawyers - Bankruptcy Law Niche Booming" .   This article also appears on the allbusiness website at:

Marvin Wolf has lectured at the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, one of the American Inns of Court, on strategic issues in filing Chapter 13 cases.   As part of the lecture, he conducted a mock 341(a)  trustee examination where the debtor's answers were based on lyrics from Billy Joel songs.

Marvin Wolf has been a weekly columnist for Local Talk News in Essex County, NJ.  The URL is

Marvin Wolf has added a series of videos on specific bankruptcy issues - displayed on YouTube and on this website.

Marvin Wolf's new weblog, "Wolfprotect Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Weblog" is on Blogger. Click on the button on this page to go there.



WASHINGTON, D.C.///February 2, 2009//// New York and New Jersey bankruptcy attorney Marvin Wolf will be joining fellow members of The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) from around the country as they meet in Washington D.C. on Feb. 9 and 10 for training and discussions with legislators about the "Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009" and companion bills that have been introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. Mr. Wolf, who serves as NACBA's State Chair for Northern New Jersey, said: "We are going to our Nation's Capitol to promote the one solution to the mortgage foreclosure crisis that we know will work, keep families in their homes, preserve neighborhoods, and costs taxpayers nothing.  Everyone admits that proposals that rely on mortgage holders to voluntarily modify loans have failed to stem the tide of foreclosures that grows greater every month. As long as there are more and more foreclosures dumping more homes on the housing market, prices will continue their tailspin, making the financial crisis even worse."

The law would allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgages on a homeowner's principal place of residence, as is currently allowed on vacation homes, boats, commercial real estate, vehicles, and farms. Modifications could include reducing the interest rate and lengthening the repayment time. The modifications would help homeowners avoid foreclosure, provide stability to the housing market, save neighborhoods, and as a result, boost the economy.

Carey Ebert, President of NACBA, noted: "Our members, who are coming from around the country to meet with their elected officials, represent the interests of the families we see every day, for whom bankruptcy could be a way out of crisis. We need court supervised loan modifications that are feasible for the homeowner, but at the same time fair to the banks and investors of the securitized trusts that hold the bundles of residential mortgages."

The need for mortgage modification legislation could not be more critical: A recent Credit Suisse report said it expected 8.1 million mortgages - or 16 percent - will be in foreclosure by 2012.


Established in 1992, NACBA is the only organization dedicated to serving the interests of consumer bankruptcy attorneys while protecting the rights of consumer debtors in need of bankruptcy relief.  The Association's twin missions are (1) to help consumer bankruptcy attorneys more effectively represent their clients and (2) to ensure that the voices of consumer debtors and their attorneys are heard in the halls of Congress, before the Judiciary, in the Executive Branch and in other arenas where consumer debtors are affected.  Marvin Wolf is State co-Chair for the State of New Jersey.

Marvin Wolf, New Jersey  Bankruptcy Attorney in Washington D.C.
Marvin Wolf, flanked by fellow NACBA members Ron LaVine and William Oliver, visit Washington, D.C. to meet with Senators Lautenberg and Menendez and members of the House of Representatives to discuss the proposed Helping Families Save Their Homes Act

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In February 2015, Marvin Wolf participated in NACBA's Hill Day at Home, visiting Senatorial and Congressional Representative office staff members to educate them on bankruptcy reform and the need to once again make private school loans dischargeable in bankruptcy.
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